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              Do Something for Nothing: Seeing Beneath the Surface of Homelessness, Through the Simple Act of a Haircut
               

              Do Something for Nothing: Seeing Beneath the Surface of Homelessness, Through the Simple Act of a Haircut (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Coombes, Joshua

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              Through the simple act of a hair cut, readers are taken on a geographical and emotional journey into the lives of humans experiencing homelessness in different cities across the world. Coombes is a hairdresser, and he believes that small acts of love can make a big impact. Joshua... hopes he can help the homeless, not by offering them money or food, but by giving them a haircut. --Morgan Freeman, in The Story of Us (Netflix) When you're on the fringes of society, being recognized can mean everything. In 2015, while working at a London hair salon, Joshua Coombes took to the streets with his scissors to build relationships with people sleeping rough in the capital and began posting transformative images on social media to amplify their voices. These stories resonated and thousands of people got involved in their own way. #DoSomethingForNothing was born--a movement that encourages people to connect their skills and time to those who need it. Via the simple act of a haircut, readers are taken on a geographical and emotional journey into the lives of humans experiencing homelessness in different cities across the world. Featuring never-before-seen photographs and all-new writing, Do Something for Nothing explores themes of love, acceptance, shame, and perseverance, while inviting us to see ourselves in one another and dissolve the negative stigmas surrounding homelessness. Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to organizations dedicated to assisting unsheltered people.
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              ISBN 9781617759352
              Publisher Akashic Books
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              A River Called Time
               

              A River Called Time (Hardback)

              By Newland, Courttia

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              A monumental speculative fiction story of love, loyalty, politics, and conscience, set in parallel Londons. A River Called Time is a real gem of a book. There are so many brilliant parallels drawn between the world we live in as well as gentle prods toward the reality we could cr...eate. I had my hands on my face throughout the end of the book as shock after shock was delivered. A River Called Time is an excellent, beautiful read that will make you think while taking your breath away. --Dorothy Koomson, author of Tell Me Your Secret The Ark was built to save the lives of the many, but rapidly became a refuge for the elite, the entrance closed without warning. Years after the Ark was cut off from the world--a world much like our own, but in which slavery has never existed--a chance of survival within the Ark's confines is granted to a select few who can prove their worth. Among their number is Markriss Denny, whose path to future excellence is marred only by a closely guarded secret: without warning, his spirit leaves his body, allowing him to see and experience a world far beyond his physical limitations. Once inside the Ark, Denny learns of another with the same power, whose existence could spell catastrophe for humanity. He is forced into a desperate race to understand his abilities, and in doing so uncovers the truth about the Ark, himself, and the people he thought he once knew.
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              ISBN 9781617759260
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              Nairobi Noir
               

              Nairobi Noir (Hardback)

              Edited by Kimani, Peter

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              Ngugi wa Thiong'o anchors this truly fascinating first East African installment in the Akashic Noir Series.

              ISBN 9781617759031
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              Series Akashic Noir
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              The Freedom Artist
               

              The Freedom Artist (Hardback)

              By Okri, Ben

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              An impassioned plea for freedom and justice, set in a world uncomfortably like our own, by the Booker-winner Ben Okri.

              ISBN 9781617757914
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              The Freedom Artist
               

              The Freedom Artist (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Okri, Ben

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              An impassioned plea for freedom and justice, set in a world uncomfortably like our own, by the Booker-winner Ben Okri.

              ISBN 9781617757921
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              Mr. Loverman
               

              Mr. Loverman (Hardback)

              By Evaristo, Bernardine

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              A groundbreaking, hilarious novel about two elder gay Caribbean men coming to terms with being closeted in a changing world.

              ISBN 9781636140483
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              Simon's Cat in Kitten Chaos
               

              Simon's Cat in Kitten Chaos (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Illustrated by Tofield, Simon

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              Half the size, double the trouble. Simon's Cat has a new little friend who may be even more accident prone.

              ISBN 9781617751585
              Publisher Akashic Books
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Simon's Cat
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              Fuck, Now There Are Two of You (Go the Fuck to Sleep #3)
               

              Fuck, Now There Are Two of You (Go the Fuck to Sleep #3) (Hardback)

              By Mansbach, Adam; Illustrated by Brozman, Owen

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              The third installment in Adam Mansbach's international best-selling Go the Fuck to Sleep series addresses, with radical honesty, the family implosion that occurs when a second child arrives.

              ISBN 9781617757600
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              Praise Song for the Butterflies
               

              Praise Song for the Butterflies (Hardback)

              By McFadden, Bernice L.

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              A young Ghanaian woman must learn to love and trust again after experiencing the brutality of ritual servitude in West Africa.

              ISBN 9781617755750
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              Creatures of Passage
                

              Creatures of Passage (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Yejide, Morowa

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              • Pub Date
                5 Jul 22

              With echoes of Toni Morrison's Beloved, Yejide's novel explores a forgotten quadrant of Washington, DC, and the ghosts that haunt it. Yejide's writing captures both real news and spiritual truths with the deftness and capacious imagination of her writing foremothers: Zora Neale H...urston, Toni Morrison and N.K. Jemisin...Creatures of Passage is that rare novel that dispenses ancestral wisdom and literary virtuosity in equal measure. --Washington Post Creatures of Passage resists comparison. It's reminiscent of Beloved as well as the Odyssey, but perhaps its most apt progenitor is the genre of epic poems performed by the djelis of West Africa...All these otherwise clashing elements become, in this cast, a cohesive whole, telling us that this, too, is America. --New York Times Book Review In its luminous prose, and its nods to mysticism and myth, the novel brings to mind the best of Toni Morrison. It's that good. --Washington Post, One of the Best Books about Washington, DC, recommended by George Pelecanos Yejide's surreal new novel has no shortage of otherworldly surprises, but it's her this-worldly protagonist who steals the show...Informed by a richly woven mythology and propelled by themes of regret and revenge, Creatures of Passage has earned some apt comparisons to Toni Morrison's Beloved. --Philadelphia Inquirer, One of the Best Books of Winter 2021 Written over the course of 17 years, Morowa Yejide's new book, Creatures of Passage, is set in Anacostia in 1977 and follows twins--one living, one dead--who share names with the Egyptian gods Nephthys and Osiris. But that barely hints at the richness and complexity of the book's many strands. --Washingtonian Hauntingly magical, this sophomore novel by Morowa Yejide centers a young woman dealing with the loss of her brother, her young great-nephew who mysteriously shows up at her door and Washington, DC, the city that provides an otherworldly backdrop to this imaginative thriller. --Ms. Magazine, A Most Anticipated Bo
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              ISBN 9781636140285
              Publisher Akashic Books
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